Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Annie: Then and Now

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You've been warned. 

It's weird for me to think that I'm old enough to be a mom--I feel like I should only be an 8th grader, still living at home with my parents! But alas, I'm now an adult and have several important stay-at-home mamma responsibilities such as keeping house, paying bills, and keeping an adorable little tyke fed and happy--it just doesn't feel real sometimes!

Anyway, while I was making my blogging rounds the other day, I stumbled upon a "then and now" post from Alexis at We Like to Learn as We Go and thought it would be fun to do (especially since the "then" is as old I currently feel).

Let's do it!

Then: 2004 - Age 14
Now: 2014 - Age 24 (next month.. I'm still 23)

Please note the braces, hair, & Bush/Cheney shirt.
Crushing On
Then: Drake Bell
Now:  This hot soldier I met who is a computer whiz, amazing cook, and makes beautiful babies.
My taste got better with age.
Then: Moody, grumpy, paranoid.. pretty much your typical teen.
Now: Laid back, happy, and grateful!
Family vacation to Washington D.C. & Williamsburg, VA - Summer 2004
Then: Rats nest (I would occasionally brush it and that was the extent of my hair routine).
Now: Short, staticky mess.. but at least I make an effort now, right?
My Aunt Nancy & Me at the infamous chicken coop B&B - Fall 2004
Then: Lots of jackets (I hated my arms), jeans (I hated my legs), shoes (I hated my feet), and loose fitting blouses/dresses (to hide my hips, thighs, and butt).
Now:  Yoga pants, t-shirts, blazers, and dresses (whenever I can!).
"Favorite Era Day" at school - Fall 2004
Then: Drake & Josh, Friends, & whatever was on MTV at the time.
Now: The news (& news magazine shows like Dateline and 20/20), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Family Tree, Shark Tank, Duck Dynasty, & Breaking Bad.
Apparently not going to class.. - Fall 2004
Then: Sheryl Crow & Top 40
Now: 90s Alternative & Grunge
My photogenic family - Christmas 2004
Then: Teen Romcoms & Romeo & Juliet (9th grade English)
Now: My current read is One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak (which I will be doing a review on soon).
8th grade dance - Spring 2004
Then: Hanging out with friends, shopping, talking on the phone, & dancing in my room.
Now: Blogging, reading, going for walks, & traveling.
8th Grade Cotillion - Spring 2004
Then: Move to Hollywood, become a famous actress/singer, marry Drake Bell, and introduce my best friend, Jen, to Ricky Ullman (which I actually referenced in my MOH speech at her wedding).
Now: Being the best wife and mother I can possibly be and raising my children to be good, contributing members of society.. and going to New York City. 
Better than being a famous actress--being mommy to this little guy and wife to handsome Brandon!


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